A Japanese Hirado ware water dropper used in calligraphy dating to the Edo Period (1603-1868). The whimsical, molded design features an array of sea creatures and shells on a base of crashing waves. Crafted from Hirado clay, covered in celadon glaze and blue and iron enamel glazes, circa 1830s. Minor losses.
Measures - 8cm H x 13cm W